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Search Committee Working to Find Candidates for Catawba's New Director of Athletics

January 06, 2014

Category: Alumni, Athletics, Staff


logo-athletisc.pngCatawba College President Brien Lewis has appointed a seven-member search committee charged with finding appropriate candidates to fill the college's Director of Athletics position.

The Director of Athletics position became available with the December 31st resignation of Dennis Davidson.  Effective, January 1st, Jeff Childress of Salisbury, who serves as head coach of the men's and women's tennis teams at the college, stepped up to take on additional responsibilities as the college's interim Director of Athletics until that position is filled permanently.

Lewis said the search committee is currently reviewing a draft of the job description and plans to post that vacancy early in 2014. Interested candidates will have until the end of January to submit application materials.

"The search committee's charge is to recommend three or four finalists for this position to me – in no rank order," Lewis said. "Thereafter, we will bring these finalists to campus for meetings and forums with student athletes, coaches and other members of the college community."

Members of the search committee include Robert "Bob" Arnold '71 of Hickory, a college trustee; Lois Williams, Catawba's vice president of enrollment; Sam Gealy, Catawba's golf coach; Angie Morton '84, Catawba's women's basketball coach; Jim Duncan of Salisbury, president of the Chiefs Club; Bob Casmus, Catawba's head athletic trainer; and Dr. Jason Hunt, department chair and associate professor of mathematics at the college.